The Noah's ark ABC, Page 13
P for Pheasant a brilliant sight,
In his coat of feathers bright,
Tinted yellow, green, and red,
With flowing tail and crested head.
Q for Quail, a neat brown bird,
In the grass his note is heard;
Quaint and piping is its voice,
And its flesh is very choice.
R for Rabbit, watchful, sly,
And in its movements quick and spry.
With its erect and lengthy ears,
Approaching foes it quickly hears.
S for Squirrel: ‘mid the trees
It climbs and springs with graceful ease.
A store of nuts aways it lays
To last it through the winter days.